Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2017-2018

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HEV0004 - Understanding Developmentally Appropriate Practice (PSAV)

Credits/Clock Hours:
5 clock hours

Description:
This is the Department of Children and Families "Understanding Developmentally Appropriate Practice" course and is based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) standards. It is designed for child care professionals responsible for the care of children from birth through school age. This 5-hour course provides caregivers with an overview of what Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) is and why it is important to practitioners in the field. It includes key elements of quality care, child development theories, brain development, developmental domains, elements of quality learning centers, how to implement DAP in a professional manner, and characteristics of a quality caregiver. This course must be taken prior to the Department of Children and Families 5-hour PSP, ITP, or SAP.

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